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SELLERSBURG, Ind. (WDRB) -- A winter weather storm bringing ice and snow into the area has created hazardous conditions on southern Indiana roadways.
Just after 9 p.m. Tuesday, New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan asked residents to stay off the roads and stay indoors as road crews work throughout the night.
Mayor Gahan released the following statement: "The roads are very hazardous at this time. We encourage everyone to stay off the roads if at all possible. Road crews will be out working through the night. For the personal safety of everyone, tonight would be a good night to stay indoors."
Earlier Tuesday evening, Sellersburg Police Chief Russ Whelan declared a state of emergency for the town, saying the weather was rapidly deteriorating, making roadways dangerous.
Police are urging residents to stay home and keep the roads clear for emergency crews.
Residents who are out on the road are being reminded to slow down and use extreme caution.